Ellenbrook Homicide: Three People Killed At A Home

By Anton La Macchia Three people are dead and a 19-year-old man is in custody after a horrific murder tragedy in Ellenbrook. Police officers were called to a 7-Eleven store on The Broadway, at approximately 1:30am this morning after a male entered the store and requested police attendance. When officers arrived, inquiries led them to a home…

Woman Charged Following Dianella Car Crash

Police have charged a 30-year-old woman over a two car crash in Dianella this morning. At about 2:40am, police were called to a crash site at the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Alexander Drive. It will be alleged the woman was driving a Hyundai Getz along Woodrow Avenue on the wrong side of the road…

WA’s Top Cop Says Sorry To Aboriginals for Police Racism

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has apologised for “immeasurable pain and suffering” caused to Indigenous Australians by police, calling for an end to racism and bias towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Commissioner Dawson claimed in his NAIDOC Week speech police “played a significant role” that contributed to “traumatic history” as well as indigenous “mistrust”…

Fire Ignites Tattoo Shop In Rockingham Truck Crash

Arson Squad detectives are investigating a suspicious fire, following a truck crash at a Rockingham tattoo parlour overnight. Police were called to the fire at the store just after 3:10am at the corner of Flinders Lane and Kent Street. When police arrived, the truck was found partially inside the business premises. The truck and building…

Transport Network Work to Boost Services for Remote Bidyadanga Community

Connectivity for services in the remote Bidyadanga community is set to improve with upgrades to the transport network. The State Government will seal the final 5.45 kilometres of Bidyadanga Access Road connecting Great Northern Highway south of Broome to the community, along with improving the local airstrip to boost access to the community. “Sealing the…

Robotics to Transform WA Hospital Surgery

Robotics is set to revolutionise surgery in WA, as a new state-of-the-art medical treatment in the state’s hospitals. The State Government’s $5 billion investment into the da Vinci system for Fiona Stanley Hospital will enable patients needing urological procedures to receive robotic-assisted prostate and kidney surgery. “The multi-million-dollar investment from the McGowan Government shows our…

State Government Calls Views 2015 Huawei Sponsored China Trip Improper “Ludicrous”

The State Government has denied that there has been a conflict of interest over a multi-million-dollar telecommunications contract with Chinese telco Huawei, despite revelations of travel and gifts to two government ministers while in opposition. Current Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Education Minister Sue Ellery received an all-expenses paid tour of China and free mobile…

Federal GST Distribution Overhaul “Bizarre”: Expert

A political expert has called the Federal Government’s proposal to change Australia’s GST distribution the most bizarre fix he has ever seen, claiming it is not an overhaul. Murdoch University politics and policy senior lecturer Ian Cook believed the new measures that would give Western Australia a bigger share in the carve-up was a “farcical…

Premier promotes ‘Don’t Walk Away’ Campaign across regional WA

Premier Mark McGowan is visiting regional WA, promoting the ‘Don’t Walk Away’ campaign against Federal Government cuts to remote housing funding. The Commonwealth Government walked away from a 10 year agreement, no longer supporting remote communities through funding for new housing, which would have cost $1.2 billion. Instead, an offer of $60 million dollars over…

Police Ensure Safety in Firearms Transportation Across WA

WA Police are working to ensure safe transportation of firearms to reassure gun owners firearms are consistently carried safely throughout the state. Licensing Enforcement Division (LED) officers are collaborating with the firearms industry, to ensure safe practice according to legislation and policy. “There has been recent public discussion about regulations surrounding the transport of firearms…